Breaking: Garda Brian Hanrahan appeal against Nenagh assault conviction put back to July

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Breaking: Garda Brian Hanrahan appeal against Nenagh assault conviction put back to July

Garda Brian Hanrahan

A Garda convicted of two assaults outside Nenagh in 2016 has had his appeal against his conviction adjourned to next July by Nenagh Circuit Court.

Brian Hanrahan of Ballintotty, Nenagh, was convicted earlier in early 2017 of two offences of assault causing harm to Aisling King and Emer Kelly at Lisboney on March 5 / 6, 2016.

The father-of-two had denied the charges, which involved punching and kicking one woman and hitting the other victim following a row over a €15 fee agreed between the parties to bring Mr Hanrahan home after a night out socialising.

Judge Elizabeth MacGrath had sentenced Mr Hanrahan to six months in prison, suspended for two years, for the assault on Ms Kelly and a concurrent three-month sentence, suspended for a year, for the assault on Ms King.

The court had heard that Mr Hanrahan had punched Ms Kelly in the face, leaving her in need of dental treatment, and that he had struck Ms King in the face when she came to her friend's aid.

Judge MacGrath had set recognizance in Mr Hanrahan's own bond of €1,000 in the event of an appeal.

That appeal was listed before Judge Thomas Teehan at Nenagh Circuit Court for this Thursday, but was adjourned to July 26,  2018.